Written by Jeff Opperman | July 19th, 2011
The good news about this spring’s Mississippi River flooding? Floodplains kept it from being much worse. But just using floodplains as safety valves is so 1928, says Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman.
Written by Bryan Piazza | May 19th, 2011
The high waters of the Mississippi are coming to Louisiana — but can we stop these floods from happening in the future? Bryan Piazza, father, husband and Nature Conservancy ecologist in Louisiana, says using natural systems smartly can help.
Written by Jeff Opperman | January 5th, 2010
Reducing floods through dams on rivers like the Zambezi can actually make the floods that do happen catastrophic. How can conservation help?
Written by Darci Palmquist | June 23rd, 2009
Yes, we have no shame. But when you make the front page of the New York Times’ national section, why not let the world know? Check out the video about how we’re breaching a 17-mile levee in Louisiana as part of the country’s largest floodplain restoration project, and then read on for the rest of today’s top Cool Green News links. […]